Trio stars in Windies win over Sri Lanka

Saturday, February 23, 2013

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DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (CMC) — Bowlers Shakera Selman and Shemaine Campbelle and batsman Deandra Dottin inspired West Indies women to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their opening One-Day International at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here yesterday.

Selman, two for eight, and Campbelle, two for 13, slowed down the run rate as Sri Lanka limped to 164 for nine before a typically aggressive knock from Deandra Dottin led West Indies to victory at 165 for six.

Sri Lanka, who chose to bat first, laboured through their innings after decent starts from their top batsmen set them on an optimistic path.

But the bowlers contained the run flow, especially medium-pacer Selman who finished with a miserly 10-5-8-2.

Front-line batters Deepika Rasangika top-scored with 28, and Chamari Jayangani got 27 as the home side reached 105 for the four.

A lower-order collapse saw the Sri Lankans sinking to 127 for 8 and appeared headed for a small total.

However, a late rally from Sripali Weerakkody and Dilani Manodara resulted in a 34-run partnership that restored some respectability to the score.

West Indies, on the strength of a 41-run opening partnership between Natasha McLean and Juliana Nero, were cruising to victory despite losing a few wickets towards the end.

McLean was dismissed for 17 while Stafanie Taylor, in her first match as captain, fell cheaply to the medium pace of Chamani Seneviratna.

West Indies, however, were in a spot of bother as Nero fell for 30 with the score on 76.

The driving force behind the Windies chase emanated from a 73-run, fourth-wicket partnership between Deandra Dottin and Kyshona Knight.

Dottin hit two fours and four sixes to score 43 of 39 runs while Kyshona's knock of 36 from 54 balls was more composed.

The Caribbean side stumbled towards the end as Knight and Dottin were dismissed in consecutive overs.




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